Stepping Into 6th Grade

December 16th - December 20th & January 7th - 10th

Important Dates and Upcoming Tests

December 19th - Science Test

December 20th - House Day, Last Day before Break

January 7th - First Day Back

January 17th - FMS Blood Drive

February 7th - Sports Spectacular

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ELA

W3A: Students will conduct research to answer a question, drawing on several sources, integrating information using a standard citation system.


Next week, our last week of school in 2019, students will continue learning about print and digital sources of information. They will be assessing the credibility of sources. We will review and take our assessment over this material to include paraphrasing, quoting, and avoiding plagiarism. Students will also take a quarter end assessment over reading at grade level. This measures their vocabulary,comprehension and reading on grade level.


Please remember that ELA students should be reading each night for at least 30 minutes. This is a good time to check with your student to see that they have some form of earbuds for all classroom needs. Lots of them are on sale now or students may use Hornet Bucks to purchase in the Thrive Hive. The buds help them to be successful each day! Remember books always make a great gift!


AFTER BREAK:


W3A: Students will conduct research to answer a question, drawing on several sources, integrating information using a standard citation system.


The first week of 2020, students will be reviewing the skills needed to write a research paper. They will begin the brainstorming and prewriting phase. Students will be researching to answer a question they have about a nonfiction topic. They will be expected to develop a five paragraph paper. Please remind students to bring library books back after break to ensure they can check out some new books for the new year.


If you have any questions or concerns Please Contact:


Mrs. Clark: kclark@fulton58.org

Mrs. Clark: lclark@fulton58.org

Ms. Hervey: ahervey@fulton58.org

Math


Last Week:

We finished up every lesson for Unit 3: Unit Rates and Percentages and had a day of Review


This Week:

We will be bringing Unit 3 to a close with a Review Game Day on Monday and testing over the material on Tuesday with retakes on Thursday. Grades are due on Friday, December 20th, so this is the last chance for students to increase scores from Unit 1 and Unit 2 as well.


Monday: Review

Tuesday: Unit 3 Post-Test

Wednesday: Reteach

Thursday: Unit 3 Retakes

Friday: HOUSE DAY!!!!


Objectives:

I can solve unit rate and percentage problems.


Vocabulary:

unit price, unit rate, pace, speed, meters per second, percentage, tape diagram


After Break: When we come back from Winter Break, we will begin Unit 4: Dividing Fractions. We advise practicing multiplying fractions over the break because you can not divide fractions without being able to multiply them. If you would like extra practice or help for your student, please don't hesitate to reach out to Ms. Grant for this.


Objective: I can divide a fraction by another fraction.


Vocabulary: reciprocal




If you have any questions or concerns Please Contact:

Ms. Grant: cgrant@fulton58.org

Ms. Lechiara: glechiara@fulton58.org

Science

Unit:

Moon phases and eclipses


6-8.ESS1.A.1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-Moon system to explain the cyclic patterns of lunar phases and eclipses of the sun and moon.


This week: We will continue to learn about what causes moon phases and start learning about eclipses. We will test on this topic on Wednesday


After Break: We will revisit our standards on Engineering and design.


If you have any questions or concerns Please Contact:

Ms. Hemken: khemken@fulton58.org

Ms. Doering: mdoering@fulton58.org

Social Studies

Unit Checklist


Learning Targets This Unit:

  • Student can describe how the geography of river valleys led to settlement and the beginning of civilization
  • Student can describe the advancement of civilization and its legacy


Vocabulary: River Valley, Fertile Crescent, Silt, Irrigation, Physical Characteristics, Legacy, Advancement, Polytheism, Monotheism, Monarchy, Dynasty, Theocracy


Monday: China Project

Tuesday: China Project

Wednesday: China Project

Thursday: China Project Due

Friday: House Day


After Break:


Monday: No School

Tuesday: Review Chinese Philosophies

Wednesday: Review Chinese Philosophies

Thursday: Review Silk Road

Friday: Review Silk Road


If you have any questions or concerns Please Contact:

Mr. Hoskins: jhoskins@fulton58.org,

Mrs. Windmann: ewindmann@fulton58.org